Guilt trips were one of my biggest vices growing up.
I'm not particularly proud of it but it did get people to do what I wanted or at least make them feel bad for not doing something I wanted. But as I look back on those "manipulative" moments of my past, I realize that I had a part of me that was born to market…part of who I am was made to build this network marketing business.
I'm going to share one example of those guilt trips (but please don't use this on your loved ones LOL)
You see, I don't complain much and I always get the job done. It doesn't matter what task…you ask me and I'll get it done.
This method of operation gained me a lot of respect from my circle of friends…a no excuse attitude, no whining, punctual go-getter attitude.
Now I want you to think about someone you truly admire in your life…your parents, teachers, religious leader, boy scout leader, sibling or friend.
I want you to imagine doing the worst possible thing that would hurt them emotionally…
Imagine the look on their face when they find out what you did…
Now imagine how little you feel…how guilty you feel for doing it…
This is exactly how a lot of my friends viewed me…they hated disappointing me…and that was my alley to get them to do whatever the heck I wanted.
Can you see where this is going? I had people in a position where they could either do what I wanted them to do or feel bad for not doing that…granted I misused the privilege on occasion but it totally demonstrates that there was a marketing essence in me.
Marketing is being able to position yourself in a way where you can get people to join you or at least feel somewhat empty for not joining you…that's a very powerful concept to understand.
But let's look at you…do you have that marketing essence as a marketing pro?
Here are a few questions to help evaluate…
- Are you married? (verbal copywriting on selling yourself)
- Ever call in sick with a fake sick voice? (deep desire for freedom)
- Evangelized your faith? (sharing your passion)
- Gave a good alibi for playing golf instead of lunch with the in-laws? (creative reasoning)
- Convinced the wife/husband to get that new informercial product? (listing benefits)
These are just a few questions to help evaluate the marketing pro in you. If any of these questions have rung a bell or you can relate to a similar situation, chances are you have that marketing essence in you.
Sometimes we all need to hear or read something that shakes things up within us. Sometimes we don't even know we possess something in us until the right moment comes. Sometimes, as Tony Robbins says, we have to awaken the giant within us and achieve that network marketing success.